Joy Anderson

Music Teacher,Musical and Theater Director : EMES
jonjoy@comcast.net
540-433-3637

Education

Singapore American School (in the Republic of Singapore), 1982 University of Richmond, bachelor of music James Madison University, master of music and Level I Orff certification Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Kodály certification. Included summer study at the Kodály Institute in Hungary

Interests

I enjoy reading and conversation

Family

I have been married to wonderful Jon Anderson for 33 years. We have Elizabeth Anderson Ochoa (EMS '06, currently a teacher at Bluestone Elementary), Laura Anderson White (EMS '08, currently a teacher in Richmond City Schools), Emily Anderson, soon-to-be Walls (EMS '10, a historic preservationist currently working with an interior design firm in Philadelphia), and Jack Anderson (EMS '17, currently a sophomore at University of Richmond.) Also part of the family, Henry Xie (EMS '18)

Favorite Bible verses

Romans 8:38 & 39

I'm inspired by...

I am inspired by beautiful music (especially choral music), by nature, by literature and drama, and by deep and challenging conversation.

My dream for EMS

My dream for EMS students and faculty is that, following the teaching of Jesus and with the inspiration of His Holy Spirit, we learn to really hear and see each other, that we find ways to both stand on our convictions and genuinely love, serve, and try to understand the convictions of our brothers and sisters, even (especially!) when they differ from ours. This dream also includes deep and substantive scholarship and intellectual rigor and integrity.